Professor, McGill University

Annmarie Adams has pioneered interdisciplinary methodologies for assessing healthcare design, an increasingly relevant field as Canada's hospitals age. Trained as an architect and architectural historian, her award-winning publications, exhibitions, teaching, and activism illuminate the complex relationship of health and the built environment, and have situated Canadian hospitals at the forefront of international, architectural discourse. Her impact in medicine has been recognized by the architectural profession as "a model of professional outreach."


Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Adams received his Veterinary degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1982 and began his career in private practice. While studying at the University of Wisconsin, he became a boarded member of the American College of Theriogenologists and earned a PhD in reproductive physiology/endocrinology. Dr. Adams joined the University of Saskatchewan in 1991 and has pioneered the One Health movement with colleagues across campus to develop an innovative reproductive research program. He has garnered over $25 million in research grant funding, published over 200 scientific papers, and has ...


Professor of Psychiatry, University of Calgary

Dr. Jean Addington is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary and holds the Novartis Chair in Schizophrenia. She has published over 300 manuscripts on her expertise of schizophrenia, early psychosis and early prevention of serious mental illness. Her internationally recognized research is attested by Clarivate Analytics naming her one of 2018's Highly Cited Researchers. Her clinicalresearch programs have fostered better predictors of youth and adolescents who are at risk for serious mental illness, and the development of psychosocial treatments for those at risk for psychosis. ...


Michel is a Professor of Social and PreventiveMedicine whose career has been devoted to HIV and STD prevention research. He received the Mark Wainberg Lecturer Awardfrom the Canadian Association for HIV Research in 2008, and the ResearcherEmeritus Award from the Quebec Population Health Research Network in 2016. Hewas President of the International Society for STD Research (2007-11) andchaired its 2011 international conference in Québec. Michel is currently the Directorof Population Health Research at the CHU de Québec.


Interim Dean, University of Toronto

Professor Allen, currently serving as Interim Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, leads a highly productive research program developing advanced drug formulations. Her research has yielded >130 publications with several featured in journal covers and editorials. Dr. Allen is committed to the commercialization of her research, with a number of innovations moving towards clinical development. She has played a significant leadership role at her University, at granting agencies and in scientific societies. A dedicated member of the Controlled Release Society, she ...


Professor, McGill University

Dr. Allison gained his dental degree from University College London (UCL) in 1986, a Royal College of Surgeons of England fellowship in 1990, an MSc in dental public health at UCL in 1994, and a PhD in Dental Sciences at McGill University in 1998. He became Assistant Professor at McGill in 1999, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and Full Professor in 2009. He was Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill during 2008-18 and President of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD) during 2015-19. He is currently on Governing Council of CIHR. His field of expertise is ...


Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, McMaster University

Dr. Sonia Anand is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at McMaster University, Senior Scientist of the Population Health Research Institute and Director of the Chanchlani Research Centre. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Ethnic Diversity and Cardiovascular Disease, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research. Her research focuses on environmental and genetic determinants of vascular and cardiovascular disease in women, populations of varying ancestral origin, and high-risk vascular patients. She has more than 300 peer-reviewed ...


Professor of Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary Dr. Anderson is an internationally recognized clinician-scientist at the University of Calgary with a research interest in the study of human blood vessel function. Three of Dr. Anderson’s publications have been cited over 1000 times. He is the Head of the Department of Cardiac Sciences, the Director of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute, the chair of the Scientific Review Committee of Heart and Stroke Foundation, and cochair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society dyslipidemia guidelines panel. Internationally, he is the chair of the ...


Aslam Anis is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC and one of Canada’s leading health economists. Early on, Dr. Anis demonstrated that costly HIV/AIDS drugs save money and that failing to use these drugs actually is more expensive than using them. He has also shown governments how changes to drug reimbursement can save money, increase access to drugs for Canadians and improve their health. His program on determining formulary access in British Columbia has become the basis for a Canada-wide program and has been taken up by other government agencies, including that ...


Dr. Mehran Anvari, O.C., O.Ont, is a pioneer in robotics, telerobotics and minimally invasive surgery in Canada. His leadership and contributions in these fields have been recognized by his appointments to the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario. Dr. Anvari is a tenured Professor of Surgery at McMaster University and an Adjunct Scientist for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). He is the founding director of the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS) and Scientific Director and CEO of the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii), which recently partnered with ...